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No Set-Top TV Device Market Domination For Google 133

Posted by timothy
from the when-purchase-means-traction dept.
itwbennett writes "According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, returns of the Logitech Revue (Google's set-top box) exceeded sales in the first quarter. Explaining why sales were so poor, Logitech Chairman Guerrino De Luca went way out on a limb, saying: 'There was a significant gap between our price and the value perceived by the consumer.' So significant that 'Logitech must take a $34 million charge in the first quarter, which more than comprises the company's Q1 net loss of $30 million,' writes blogger Chris Nerney. 'In other words, Google TV is pushing Logitech into the red!'"
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No Set-Top TV Device Market Domination For Google

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  • No brainer (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30, 2011 @01:42AM (#36930944)

    $78 Roku box with a ton of channels, and new ones being added all the time; or Logitech Revue With Google TV for $199.00 and a more controlled selection. Easy choice...

  • by davester666 (731373) on Saturday July 30, 2011 @01:51AM (#36930964) Journal

    I'm not sure what Google and Logitech were thinking. They both seemed to assume the content providers wouldn't mind providing it for, well, free so these guys could sell hardware to display it to consumers.

    Once these devices were released, it was, yeah, no. You can't display our content. Try licensing it from us first.

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